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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech
Editor's Note:This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. The greatest benefit of flipped learning is the restructuring of class time, which is more of a pedagogical solution than a technological solution. However, the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilization of technology tools. Content Creation Tools One of the most difficult challenges for some teachers to overcome is the mastery of a content creation tool. Screencasting A popular software category for flipped learning is screencasting tools. Tablet Software Many teachers seek a tablet solution. Document Camera-Based Solutions Many teachers have document cameras in their rooms. Camera-Based Solutions Some teachers choose to forego software-based solutions and opt for the video camera. Regardless of which techniques you utilize, here are some simple guidelines to follow for creating great content: Distribution Tools Related:  Flipped LearningVideo in School

Flipped classroom 2.0 Learning Published on May 24th, 2014 | by Mark Anderson I’ve been a big fan and supporter of flipped learning for a long time. For those of you who don’t know, flipped learning is the attempt to take much of the instructional element out of the classroom in to the home via homework so that support of more difficult concepts and reinforcement can take place in the classroom. Jon Tait ran a small action research trial in his school which you can read about here – you can find it reblogged and written about in a number of places elsewhere too. For me, I like to include accountability and tracking with things that I do. With that in mind, when Michael Ha recently showed me in our AppSmashLive a tool he found called EduCanon I have to admit, I got somewhat excited. EduCanon allows you to link to a YouTube video and then intersperse a variety of questions at bespoke points throughout the video. The interface is really very simple to use. This in my mind would work like this. About the Author

The Maryland Flipped Classroom Study | For Higher Education Copernicus DEWEY iPad Document Classroom Camera Stand: Industrial & Scientific How to View That Forgotten Wireless Network Password in Windows Did you have someone else set up the wireless network in your house, and can’t for the life of you remember the password? If so read on to see how you may still be able to recover it. Note: Unfortunately this trick will only work if you are a local administrator on your machine, if you are not you will be prompted by UAC for administrative credentials. Viewing Your Wireless Password From an Already Connected Machine To view your wireless network password we need to get to the settings for your network adapter, so press the Win + R keyboard combination and type ncpa.cpl in the run box, then hit the enter key. You will now see all the network adapters in your machine, right-click on the wireless one and select Status from the context menu. When the Wi-Fi Status dialog loads up, click on the Wireless Properties button. Then you will need to switch over to the Security tab. Finally, check the Show characters checkbox to reveal your password. That’s all there is to it.

Screen Capture Software for Windows, Mac, and Chrome | Snagit Context is everything. Recording a video lets the person on the other end actually hear your voice. So the next time a webpage, PDF, or video edit is sent to you for feedback, consider dropping the red pen and record a video instead. Webcam recording - Toggle between webcam and screen recording during a video to add a personal touch with teammates or clients, no matter where they are.

An iPad App for the Flipped Classroom - Simplek12 Are you using iPads in your flipped classroom? If so, you should take a look at Doceri. Combining screencasting, desktop control, and an interactive whiteboard in one app, you’ll never have to turn your back to the class or audience again. How can you enhance your flipped classroom with this iOS app? Create next week’s geography lesson at home on your iPad with Doceri, and post it directly to your Facebook page or YouTube channel for your students to view before coming to class.Since Doceri allows the screen of your iPad to project to your room’s main display, you can present your lessons from anywhere in your classroom. I learned about this iOS app from SimpleK12’s eBook, “Free Apps for Teaching Across the Curriculum”. Are you using Doceri in your classroom? Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for More resources for the flipped classroom: Locating Materials for Your Flipped Classroom: It's Easier than You Think

art ed with emily valenza negativity and perception parents (and teachers!!!) STOP putting yourself down in front of your children/students and criticizing yourselves. children are little sponges that completely absorb that negativity and apply it to themselves without even considering that it might not be true. i had to counsel a second grader who was crying today because she said that she’d never be “good at art” because her mom told her that nobody in her family is “good at art.” talent isn’t hereditary. it takes PRACTICE and TIME and EFFORT. tell your children what you feel proud about instead of tearing yourself down in front of them. it does such incredible damage and makes me really sad. Participate in the Create-A-Day Challenge! Starting on Monday, I will be embarking on my 6th annual Create-A-Day Challenge with students, friends and my whole school community. What: Be creative every day for a whole month and make a record of what you do! How: How will you make creativity a habit?

What is Blended Learning? A quote from the former US Secretary of Education The goal of blended courses is to join the best features of in-class teaching with the best features of online learning to promote active independent learning. Blended courses are courses in which a significant portion of the learning activities have been moved online, and time traditionally spent in the face-to face (FTF) classroom is reduced but not eliminated. Using computer-based technologies, instructors use the blended model to redesign some lecture or lab content into new online learning activities, such as case studies, tutorials, self-testing exercises, simulations, and online collaborations. There is no one model for blended learning. Blended Learning in Plain English Blended Learning by Curtis Bonk In "Blended Learning - General," Dr. Related Literature Du, C. (2011, September). Blended course improves the student final examination/course performance. Melton, B., Graf, H., & Chopak-Foss, J. (2009, January). Resources

Four Assessment Strategies for the Flipped Learning Environment Flipped learning environments offer unique opportunities for student learning, as well as some unique challenges. By moving direct instruction from the class group space to the individual students’ learning spaces, time and space are freed up for the class as a learning community to explore the most difficult concepts of the course. Likewise, because students are individually responsible for learning the basics of new material, they gain regular experience with employing self-regulated learning strategies they would not have in an unflipped environment. But because initial engagement with new material is done independently as a preparation for class time rather than as its focus, many things could go wrong. A key to achieving this kind of environment is assessment. Here are four strategies for flipped learning assessment that can help provide this kind of support. Start with good learning objectives. Reference: Talbert, R.

Top 10 Best Online Video Editors for Video Editing Online With the creation of social video sharing networks like YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram and most recently Vine, editing and making videos stopped being the exclusive domain of professionals. All you need right now is a good computer system and bingo you are a video editor. In fact, this is not the only option available. You can also edit your videos to your heart's content without downloading and installing any software - all you require is a decent connection to the internet. Related Article: Best Video Editors for Windows >> Free Video Editing Software for Mac >> Recommended Software:Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music & text, apply effects and get a professional-looking home movie in minutes. #1. Pixorial is one of the more popular of the video creation and editing sites that are available of the internet today. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #8.

Tornado in the Library: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker The weather was bad on the way to school. On the car radio the announcer said the conditions were right for a tornado. In the middle of math class the tornado sirens sounded. There was a howling sound and loud crashing on the other end of the school, and then everything was quiet. The principle’s voice sounded over the intercom, “Students thankfully most of the school was left untouched by the tornado, except the library. Flipped Classroom: Engaging Students with EdPuzzle The flipped classroom model is a blended learning strategy I use to present my vocabulary, writing, and grammar instruction online. Students watch videos at home where they can control the pace of their learning, then they come to class prepared to apply that information in collaborative student-centered activities. One thing I emphasize when I lead professional development for teachers is the importance of flipping and engaging. A newer tool I’m excited to use with students come fall is EDpuzzle. Step 1: Find the Perfect Video Once you’ve created an account, you can search for videos using keywords or a URL. Step 2: Preview Your Video Step 3: Customize Your Video with EDpuzzle Tools EDpuzzle lets you trim your video to use only the parts you want students to watch. You can add audio clips throughout a video or narrate the entire video using EDpuzzle. Step 4: Add Questions to Get Students Thinking Critically Open-ended Questions Multiple Choice Questions

WorldBookNetwork Where kids go for fun learning, reading, and homework support Learn more: DO HOMEWORKYour child can do and save all of their school and personal research on one app. Equipped with virtual notecards, personalized folders, and automatic citations, WOW makes researching easy and interactive. PLAY GAMESEarn badges and challenge friends with WOW’s trivia game collection. READ EBOOKSWOW is simply packed with answers. 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning Editor's Note: This post was co-authored by Aaron Sams, Managing Director of and founding member of the Flipped Learning Network. Flipped learning is more than just an efficient way to teach. It is also an opportunity to take students to deeper levels of comprehension and engagement. One of the most important benefits of flipped learning is that it takes the teacher away from the front of the room. No longer is class focused on information dissemination, but instead, time can be spent helping students with difficult concepts and extending the learning to deeper levels. Perhaps the greatest benefit of flipped learning is that it gives teachers more time to interact with students one-to-one and in small groups. Help With the "Hard Stuff" An integral part of the learning process is when we are stretched outside of our comfort zone -- without being stretched too far that we are incapable of succeeding. Correcting Misconceptions Students sometimes learn things incorrectly.

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I've haven't seen teachers use their document cameras attached to their computers. I like the idea of being able to record a lesson you're teaching. Not only could you review it, but you could let kids who were absent see the lesson they missed. by jcdrozdowski Jan 13

Chapnick, A. (2014). The Flipped Classroom and Professional Military Education: A Preliminary Assessment of the Possibilities. Canadian Military Journal, 14(4). by jcdrozdowski Jan 13